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Old 11-01-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I enjoyed Silver Sneakers while it was offered by my Health Net Medigap. I used it frequently. In 2017 Health Net switched to Silver and Fit, which doesn't seem to have contracts with as many gyms as Silver Sneakers. I signed up at a gym more than a year ago, but never participated. I recently moved and haven't checked out the local gyms yet.
"Silver and Fit: Can’t travel to a fitness facility or prefer working out at home? No problem—enroll in the Silver&Fit Home Fitness Program. This program allows you to choose from more than 15 home fitness kits, which include materials such as DVDs, booklets, and a quick start guide. Some examples of the Home Fitness Program include:

Walking kits
Yoga kits
Chair Pilates kits
Stress management kits
Chair boxing kits
Tai Chi kits
Cardio strength kits
Aquatic exercise kits"
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I can't imagine NM is all that cold, especially in the middle of the day.
You're right, generally...though this might be a snowy year if forecasts are correct. It's always much better than Missouri where I used to live. We typically get up to around 50 degrees on sunny days but it starts out in the 20s (high desert}. The wind is worse than the cold on some days well into spring. I just have an inertia problem and need a program and weekly schedule.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Nobody has yet told what Silver Sneakers actually IS. I know it is part of some Medicare managed care programs but what does it cost and offer? I am not on Medicare yet but I am curious.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:01 AM
 
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it cost nothing . it pays for either membership or classes at participating gyms all over. some gyms may not participate . they pay for your membership directly with the gym .

some gyms like ours give full membership . others may just give you senior classes
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:13 AM
 
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Yes ~ we recently moved and I am a recent medicare enrollee.
We were delighted to find that our plan has this. We too were paying about $50 per person for our gym membership previously. So this is a nice bonus. We tried one gym that is near us and it's worked out just fine.
Reading upthread that mathjak said you can enroll in more than one gym sounds interesting to me- I may check that out (why not). The gym we joined is a pretty good one and we are not limited to specific classes. There are a few days where the classes I like are not offered or are not offered at a good time for me. I may just see if I can join another one for those other few days a week. Nice to have options.
But to summarize - the gym membership costs us nothing additional. It is included in our medical advantage plan.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Too young, sigh......

Age restriction is 65 or higher. Three participating facilities within two miles of our home. I think our Health Insurance would cover the costs if we met the age qualifications.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:24 AM
 
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YEP . our high deductible medicare supplement covers it . i am surprised it would because we only pay 93 bucks for our supplement .gym membership is 40 .00
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I don't know what state you live in, but I have Aetna and I get it as a bonus. I planned on using it, but the gyms in my rural area are pretty dated and worn out, so I don't go much. I suggest you try it, but only if you are want that specific Medicare plan anyway. Many people plan on going to the gym and end up not going, and a lot of gyms offer inexpensive gym memberships even without Silver Sneakers.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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we are in nyc .. we have a big selection of participating gyms .
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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I didnít know that, about the at home kits. Thanks, SFBayBoomer for the info. Have a couple years to go, but Iíll be checking that out.
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